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to this treaty. does what the treaty obligated the u.s. government to do. the notion that the treaty obligation can be satisfied by relying on the states to enforce their assault laws, which is the core of my friend's argument here, is directly contrary to the history of the framing -- >> that is the part that i can't quite get my mind to these germanic questions -- dramatic questions. it's a very big question. i'm not there yet. the reason i'm not there is because there are some words in this treaty called other peaceful purpose. we have to interpret those words, and the same words are in the statute. my question to you is what reason is there to think that those matters on list a fall within those words. what is list a? it is infinitely long. a few things on it are in homes's -- holmes's position. he talked about being a small boy, to move a barrel of kerosene with a candle in it, alit, so it will burn down a barn after a few hours. kerosene is a chemical. he talks about a case where a person went to a racetrack and gave a horse a pose -- poison potato. he talked about a case involving somebo
extend the disability rights of americans to disabled people in other countries. the u.s. signed onto the treaty in 2009, but ratification the senate failed in 2012. this hearing is just over 2.5 hours. >> the hearing of the senate foreign relations committee will come to order. let me welcome our panelists and all of our guests who have come here today for this important hearing on the rights of roughly one billion people around the world with disabilities. let me quickly welcome three guests. among them, congressman tony coelho, who has been a longtime champion of the rights of the disabled. let me also recognize ann cody, representing the u.s. on three paralympic teams. she was also nominated to be the vice president of the international paralympic committee. she understands it is not just enough to make the stadium accessible. you need to make surrounding restaurants and businesses accessible, and we thank you for being here or your advocacy as well. i also want to recognize a leader in the disability community in macedonia. she is here to learn about transportation and independen
service. so let me use two words that i was always taught that are very powerful words of that is i am sorry. i join my colleagues cleaver and hines for extending their apologies. because sometimes i think we forget when we talk about challenging your commitment to public service and putting that in question today, i find it very ironic that some of my same colleagues who question your integrity are the same people who furloughed some 800,000 that cost theees government some $24 billion and certainly reduce job growth and a hundred 20,000 jobs because of our shutdown. how does that tie in today? i think we look at the housing market and we look at growth and the economy and jobs, there is a direct linkage. i memo said today that we were going to talk about and ask you questions so that we could share and learn more about the recent fha announcement about the mmi f. so something i read them i would like you to answer for me if this is factual in truth because in hearing, i think we have an obligation to the people who are here and to america to speak the facts and the truth and then loo
am expert enough yet in the pending legislation to offer a specific use i will refer to secretary beers who i think knows it better. >> is that true? >> i have been at it longer, senator. [laughter] >> do you want to take a shot at it? >> as explored with senator coburn, i think what we need is for the liability protection to create the willingness for the private sector to share information about a data breach as soon as they experience it. them as quickly as possible and we can protect others as quickly as possible. protection liability is constructed -- i am not a lawyer, i cannot do find that in the legal terms that you all need to put into the law, but i -- we arewould be ready and willing to help with ethical assistance on trying to define precisely what it ought earlierlike as we tried with the last attempt to write the legislation in this body. mr. olson? >> i don't have anything to add on that cyber legislation. >> thank you. let's talk a bit about the lone wolves, american citizens, in many cases, that become radicalized, in some cases by traveling abroad and being expos
and certain types of proceedings, particularly criminal proceedings. where it is to be used in a criminal prosecution, there is an obligation to disclose that. >> matt has it right. it might be worth noting that between 2008 and about a week ago, the government never gave notice to any criminal defendant, even though it now appears that faa fisa amendment acts were used in criminal prosecutions. there was a great story about this by charlie savage about the fact that the solicitor general, when he argued to the supreme court, represented to the court that fisa amendments act requires removal defendants to receive notice when the government is prosecuting them on the basis of evidence derived from the fisa amendments act. it turns out not to have been the justice department's policy. their policy was to deny defendants notice, even in circumstances in which they were entitled to it under the statute and constitution. they have changed that policy, which is a good. >> it seems there is a disconnect between the justice department and some of the security agencies about what has to be release
testimony the national security agency intelligence programs in the u.s. and abroad. witnesses included national intelligence agency director james clapper and homeland security department officials. this hearing is two-and-a-half hours. >> i remind all guests that i will only accept civil the koran and only those recognized to speak will be allowed to speak andhe core him --decorum only those recognized to speak will be allowed to speak. i would like to recognize our first panel today. director of national intelligence james clapper james clapper,, deputy attorney the deputyes cole, director of the nsa, chris inglis. we will move immediately into the second panel of non- governmental experts knowledgeable on fisa issues. we will discuss possible changes to the way fisa applications are handled by the department of justice. i hope all of our witnesses will give clear answers about how proposals under consideration at congress would affect the nsa's ability to stop terrorist attacks. i am going to submit my statement for the record in order to ask some questions following the opening st
comfortable, obviously. we want to pass this. it is not lost on any of us that only 11 months ago the senate fell just five votes short of approving this treaty. so more than 60 senators have already resolved in their minds many of the questions that are reraised again and again. we can go into them. those days when we ended up five votes short, when people changed so it was closer, that was a rough day for a lot of us who supported the treaty, including senator mccain, who is hardly a newcomer to this issue and is one of the most eloquent voices for why we ought to be doing this, for why, to put it bluntly, this treaty is in america's interests. in the after-action conversations that i have had with many senators, republicans and democrats alike, and including a number of who voted against the treaty -- you saw senator corker and others -- i even heard some regret about what had transpired and the unintended message that the outcome sent to americans with disabilities, as well as other people around the world. and i heard from many, not just a willingness, but a hope that they would have a
that the committee does not become a vehicle for creating international legal obligations contrary to u.s. interests. could you further explain why you think it is in the u.s. interest to have an american serving on the committee created by this convention? >> one of the ways in which the committee can have a legal effect even though its recommendations are nonbinding is through the creation of customary international law. the committee clearly does not have the power to create it, but its recommendations that other states react and adopt, there can be a basis for a claim that there is customary international law therefore the opportunity for the united states to appear to object to interpretations of the committee that might be thought to give rise to obligations could potentially defeat the formation that the united states would view as unacceptable. there are examples of this occurring in the context of, for example, the human rights committee taking positions that certain rules of the state department they are not agreeing with. not ratifying the convention does not remove the ability to object
about consumers is used by businesses and governmental like information security and data privacy must be safe guarded and encouraged by the burrabout you bureau's efforts to address these issues. earlier in year, the cfpb finalized rules to strengthen authori mortgage standards.earlier in y finalized rules to strengthen mortgage standards. these rules were well received, however, i remain interested in hearing from director cordray on how these will improve lending. i look forward to hearing your expectations for compliance with these rules in january especially for small lenders. finally, the committee's exploration of housing finance reform is well under way. as we move forward, i'm interested to hear about your thought on the enter as of your mortgage rules including qm with the new system. and any unintended consequences. with that, i turn to the ranking member. >> thank you, mr. chairman. today we will hear from director cordray on the consumer financial protection bureau semiannual report. this hearing provides an opportunity to discuss the future of the agency and to evaluate i
insult to injury, the white house -- the president -- is not leveling with us. he's trying to claim -- cover his tracks, claiming he never really made these promises. no wonder a member of his own party called this a crisis of confidence. if the president is truly sorry about this, he will take steps to right this wrong. that is why i have offered to -- a bill to delay this law's individual mandate impacts. after all, how can you tax people for not buying a product from a website that does not work? in addition, next week the house will take up the keep your health care act, which will individual today in them market can continue to exist. no one wants to go to their inbox or mailbox and find out a plan they want is not going to continue. we look it asking questions and holding hearings because we will get to the bottom of this. the problem is not just the website. it's the whole law. let's stop this train wreck now and give the mayor and people the fairness and peace of mind that they deserve. thank you for listening. k's monday -- >> monday as president -- is veterans day. preside
and services without using real money. then the security of the health care law website. >> this weekend, american history television looks back at the assassination of jfk and its aftermath with eyewitness accounts, scenes from the president's to texas and commemorative event with the daley plaza and commemorative events. coverage continues sunday with lyndon johnson's november 27 of just to congress and your questions live with robert caro and presidential historian to medina tolly -- timothy naftali. jfk on american history television this weekend on c-span3. discussion on proposed changes to nsa surveillance and foreign intelligence gathering. this begins with remarks from jim sensenbrenner. he is one of the authors of the 2001 patriot act. he is followed by a panel discussion beard this is hosted by the georgetown law center. it is about 2.5 hours. >> it is my pleasure to welcome you to georgetown university law center. today marks the second discussion of the law schools past himt series on it a present, and future of intelligence gathering in the united states. [feedback] october
great success. so we can have, either the european or the u.s., the same that would be great. it does add a considerable amount of research and development, i.e., costs, and we lose competitiveness. the same holds true for all of the emission standards, where the u.s. is more focused on mileage. where europe is focused on emissions. but that is the same thing, the other side of the coin. we measure different things. why? >> so the cost savings would be in research and design. there are manufacturing inefficiencies that, but if you make slightly different -- >> of course. >> we have seen a preposterous situation over the years within europe, and this is going back a little bit, but different regulations for backup alarms on machinery. the decibel level, the sound, the frequency, it adds costs. placement of taillights and lighting on machines vary from country to country. >> you have to make the same construction equipment with slightly different beeping sounds. >> every time it is a change and it adds costs. it drives the costs up for nothing. that is something we need to drive out. th
to start reducing infrastructure and major acquisition programs, i think you give us an answer to the second half. can you go to the first half of that question? were able to scramble around to a significant degree in 2013. are you going to be able to rely on those kind of temporary measures if sequestration continues into 2014? , thank you, chairman. as he put it very well, scrambled in 2013 to come up with the dollars to meet our sequestration marks, there are things that we did that frankly mortgaged our future. we had to take money out of two places, one is readiness. we stopped training. we stopped sending individuals to be prepared at the national training center. a you can never recapture that. what that does is delay the buildup of future readiness. we will have to pay that price somewhere down the road. we simply cannot ever get that back. although we were able to do it for one year, it comes at our risk to respond, our risk to do a contingency. riskis really incredible that i am not comfortable with and the second pieces we had to furlough individuals who work is and
.t., which is a problem for all of us in the federal government. it is two and a half times worse than that in the private sector. can you comment on what you ourd envision as firming up acquisition protocols and our capabilities -- and also holding people responsible for when they flub up. >> i think it starts with quality personnel. at the department of defense i saw a statistic that suggested we are losing quality personnel in the acquisition community. reflected in some of the results we have. i think quality personnel, for starters. i.t. is a world we are getting into with increasing frequency. we have some issues there across the entire federal government. ofecognize the importance an efficient, quality acquisition program for the benefit of the taxpayer. i know it is something i am going to have to focus on. i have read enough about the problems teach us has had over the last 10 years, senator. thank you. >> i have a couple of questions. unableof our colleagues to be with us today is senator mary landrieu, whom i know you met with. a hearing on a small business committee. she ho
tell us why -- you can go on youtube and you have more disclosure, more accountability, and a lot more knowledge in any of the public outcries, radio, whatever. what i would like to ask -- do you think there was a conspiracy with john f. kennedy and the corruption between j edgar hoover and a cia cabinet member going on at the same time. president kennedy was trying to break down the secret organization and all the secrecy going on in the background. he was set up -- the next thing you know, the man was assassinated. it becomes history. guest: it may be that you have been watching oliver stone's movie, too often. my personal opinion is there was no conspiracy. that is not a popular opinion with some people. i have looked into it. i've read the warren commission. i've read books on it. that is just my personal opinion. we may never know the truth, but on the face of it, it appears it is what the majority of people think that there was a lone assassin. host: back to your piece in the "smithsonian." how did you come across this story? guest: i cannot talk about that. [laughter] a source i
of information available. us toetain me referred the washington state database and that is where we went. so we didn't try to get the underlying police report. the position was that we had dealt with seattle in the past. >> our obligation is to find out the disposition or if there has been charges and it was not as though we decided we would ache an effort here. based upon the fact that come in the past -- and this occurs with other jurisdictions besides seattle, they will refer another database and that is what they did. we did not go in this particular case essay will you depart from your policy? this is, again, something we need to take a close look at and will be as part of the presidents review. isis problematic that there information written on a piece of paper somewhere that we did not have access to. shocking it incredibly that we wouldn't pursue a police report in any of these arrest situations because the nature of the charge, looking at the underlying police report, having been a prosecutor, can tell us very different information and a prosecutor may not have the elements to make a p
about bad priests. the u.s.e scandal and and some parts of western europe may have impacted the influence of the holy see diplomatically, but not a whole lot. many of the areas where religious freedom and human dignity are most at risk politically are areas far removed from the abuse scandals in the u.s. the fundamental principles of the holy see diplomacy is on an entirely different plane than the unfortunate conduct that is been exhibited amongst some priests in the u.s. host: darlene from indiana, democrats' line. church.i go to i left church. badle keep mentioning priests. there is bad in all churches. but why do you not bring the church back into school like it was when i went to school? if you don't believe in god, that is their issue. they have more rights than we do. catholics should be brought back into school. any religion, as long as it's god, should be brought back into school. guest: one of the two pillars of pope benedict's diplomacy has been to oppose the rise of secularism in the west, and to of times examples where religion and morality become attenuated in
that would be helpful components. what would you all think of the concept of using funds that are targeted for future forest service acquisitions, that that be redirected to forest operations and maintenance on existing forest service lands before we buy more land? we've got these budget constraints we are dealing with. obvious thatt's the priority for the forest service needs to be taking care of the lands they own and acquiring additional lands would be a lower priority, at least for some period into the future. i would hate to see a blanket kind of up rush to something like that. there are a number of incredibly important acquisition projects that can occur that can have management inefficiency as well as protection quality. i would ask people to look at that carefully rather than to make a blanket kind of decision like that. when you think of the source of the land acquisition funding being from our offshore oil, a one-time agreement with the public, that as we use that one- time resource we reinvest in something that has permanent value. there is something to be said for that. >> i
wanted to introduce us all to what we could do to make our own surroundings look better with planting and to clean up our junkyard and to the wonderful, wonderful national parks that we have it that people come from all over the world to see. she was a publicist for some of these inks. she cared about them and her heart. she always been interested and what came to be known as beautification. she carried that on until her death. -- lower center here. -- lower center here. she was probably most valuable as a counselor to my father. that you do not get credit for. she knew that he needed somebody he could talk to, who would tell him the truth, or how they saw it. so biden did not need or want something from him. daddy would say why is it that everybody is always looking for something for me to do. that is true when you are in that job. people are coming to you even your staff with a project that they want to be the person who brings him in the information from such and such. have a bonedid not in that fight. daddy was one she cared about. thatffered him the solace allowed him to be able
us as well. we're going to do this a little different because it's a joint subcommittee hearing i will chair the first panel and the senator will chair the second. the uses of virtual currencies have proliferated in recent years. my hope for this hearing is to educate the senate members and others and start the education of the public about virtual currencies, including the potential and drawbacks. i also hope to explore how regulators are keeping up with this technological innovation to protect consumers. i've got a full statement here but i actually have to acknowledge that i've been following this development of bit coins for the last two months. i would think i'm only starting to wrap my head around the potential upside, downside, regulatory issues, monetary policy issues, taxation issues, consumer protection issues that this innovation represents. rather than going through my whole thing, i'll point out to the witnesses that back in 1982 i had the opportunity to get engaged in a new industry at that point that was on the cutting edge of an industry called cyber telephones. al
? is that what you're saying today. >> told you or didn't tell you? just curious. >> i don't think she told us in the briefing. we have status meetings all the --e about ways to mitigate >> you met with her frequently but never brought up the extent of the concerns. not the mckenzie report, no. but we talked about issues and for october 1. >> i see. no further questions. i appreciate you taking the time with us today. a re going to take five-minute break. we recognize the next panel of here for a s been while. so thank you again. >> thank you. next "washington zornick, george washington reporter to the nation looks at the approval for obama, and the senates rule change. and political analyst michael talks about the book shaping our nation and the immigration debate. former kingsdale, the executive director of the commonwealth health insurance connector authority. compares the affordable care act's health exchanges with what massachusetts in 2006. wa journal is live at 7:00 a.m. on c-span. >> tomorrow, american history tv continues the look at the of jfk and its aftermath, with highlights lyn
. with extreme cuts continuing to cost us jobs and slash investment in our children's schools, in cancer research, and in our nation's law enforcement officials, there is clear consensus, this is a terrible way to cut spending. the question is no longer whether sequestration should be replaced, but how. as every member of this conference committee knows, both the house and senate budget call for changes to the budget control act and replace sequestration in different wales. the house budget fully replaces the defense cut, lists the b.c.a. cap, and pays for that by cutting from key domestic vements -- investments. the senate budget pays for that with an equal mix of spending cuts and revenue caused by wasteful tax loopholes that benefit the wealthiest americans and corporations. so getting a bipartisan deal to replace quest racial is going to require compromise. there is no way around it. i am going into this budget conference ready to agree to some tough spending cuts that unlike the quester -- sequester caps that disappear in 2022, will be locked into law. i know there are some republicans that
. >> the gentleman yield spec. -- yield back. i would ask unanimous consent for the use of proxies on the part of the house during this conference. seeing no objections, so ordered. note that i have in the remaining order the gentleman from new york, the gentleman from michigan, and the gentleman from texas. mr. ingle is recognized. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman. chairman lucas, chairwoman stabenow, ranking member peterson, ranking member cochran for calling this committee. i also want to thank leader pelosi for naming me as a country. i know members and their staffs have worked very hard on these bills. i feel privileged to be a part of this process. the foreign affairs committee has jurisdiction over title iii of the bills before us, which includes international food aid and export promotion measures. i'm going to focus most of my remarks on food aid reform, but i also want to mention that new york is the third-largest dairy state on and i'm the only new yorker on this conference. address several areas of concern to the bills that directly affect my congressional district and the stat
of that data and empower consumers. many of the patients we saw would come to us with this data already. we have to push this down into not as educated people through churches and social programs am a school and start early. a campaign where children need to know what the data is. there is a very innovative program that a high school student in the bay area came up with. get community project hours in the school. you took on work to your parents to say you need to get online and do this survey so you know what you're numbers are. what's your cholesterol? what is your bmi? it's going to be an education process and we need to inform them and push them about what quality really is. >> i want to keep us moving along here. you lead a large, prestigious academic institution. i have four kids at home. three of them are teenagers. i'm not asking for you to let them in, but that would be great. [laughter] with the doctors and executives and others facing really tough challenges ahead, the migration ahead is challenging. one part says i'm five years away from retiring any other part of the population
innocuous and their behavior is limited to drug sales and use. criminal offenders and all criminal offenders tend to be versatile in their offending behaviors. a person sentenced for drug crimes is also likely that property crimes, violent crimes, nuisance crimes, traffic violations, and assorted violations in the criminal justice system. a discussion of drug offenders should also be understood that next week they are likely to the property offenders. recent research using a variety of samples indicated that drug use is one of the prime drivers of overall criminal activity. analytic research indicates drug offenders offending rates is three or four times of those who do not have drug problems, and their behavior goes far beyond drug offending. regarding safety, current law permits judges to wait mandatory minimums agencies for person with no criminal history. the policy is adequate to avoid inadequate confinement of low risk offenders. the entire paradigm demonstrate s continuity and antisocial behavior from childhood to adulthood. 25% of the offenders are gang members. prison is an importan
under any entity, including the u.s. congress -- i know there is a concern about binding future congresses. a future congress can go ahead and amend the american disabilities act. it has once. is a greatee there desire to change the president's health care law. just one of 100 examples i could give. there's a lot of things that to a number ofdo hypothetically bizarre things. they could seek to ultimately sell the capital for scrap or disband -- the expressions of approval or disapproval are not in order of the committee. i'm trying to get to a point here. and despite faith, our challenges sometimes in the institution and american people, who would say, that is way off the face. in suggesting that whatever language is necessary, i don't think this congress itss to be bound itself in actions by what the previous congress decided as is evidenced by those who wanted to undermine the president's health care law. i present congress wants to change what a previous congress did. i think that only a congress might be able to change a future rut or changes in the american with disabilitie
is committed to working closely with the state department to enhance u.s. government security assistance to build the capacity of north african security forces. thatpproach recognizes developing strong and responsive defense institutions can support regional stability, halloween partner militaries to operate under civilian authority while respecting the rule of law and international human rights. each of the countries under discussion today faces a differing array of political, economic and governance challenges as a result of the political upheavals that you have cited. north african countries will continue to face security challenges. in addressing the challenges will take time, particularly in the case of libya. our goals are to focus on long- term institution building and regional cooperation. to be supportive of host nation requests and to maintain a limited and affective u.s. military foot and in the region. in morocco, algeria and tunisia, dod maintains close military to military ties with our respective senior military and civilian counterparts. our shared security goals include
economic security to millions of middle- class families and has zero dollars of revenues that could be used to invest and the essential pillars of economic growth like education, workforce readiness, science, research and innovation. i believe there are significant savings that can be achieved in our health care system without compromising the quality of care, and in fact, improving the quality of care. and without slashing benefits that seniors have worked so hard for and earned. former secretary-treasurer he paul o'neill has estimated we can save $1 trillion per year without affecting health care outcomes by in acting smart, targeted health care delivery reforms. the institute of medicine estimated the number could be 750 billion dollars. no matter what the exact figure or proposal, these are impressive savings that would strengthen the nation's health- care system without shifting cost and burdens to seniors and states. these have the added benefit of improving quality, -- quality outcomes within the health-care system. so before we continue to obsessively but benefits on the table, i wo
the transmission to move the power is the most affordable and effective way to use the wind energy when it is blowing. if the wind is not so strong on certain parts of the day, we have a very robust system that allows flexible units, to ramp . ramp up and down and make sure we balance supply and demand. the system as a whole is the best way to store and make sure we utilize renewable resources when they are producing. host: independent color. michigan. caller: good morning. energy foried green 11 or 12 years. one of the biggest problems i have -- i will address this to -- guest.ous caller math, it isat the $2 million over a. of 50 years -- period of 50 years. i have looked into wind energy. i talked to an engineer here in said, do the math. 18,000, dollar and $.80 a month -- what if the taxpayers have to pay for this big hole in the ground? guest: i think i can answer it through -- the production tax credit is a remarkable program. receivenot eligible to any of that tax relief until you bring your project all the way to completion. you are online, you are operating, you're delivering el
johnson and i urge a unanimous vote for his confirmation. joining us. for senator booker, you are welcome to stay as long as your schedule permits. i know that you have other obligations. feel free to leave when you need to. we are here to consider the fornation of jeh johnson the secretary of the department of homeland security. take on aat he will difficult and amending job. the department is comprised of 22 distinct agencies spread across various locations throughout the greater washington, d.c. area and indeed throughout the country. though progress has clearly been made in bringing these 22 agencies together, 10 years after its creation, the department of homeland security still lacks leadership and a strong sense of team. among remains the lowest major federal agencies. moreover, the nation's fiscal challenges and the effect of sequestration means that dhs will face even more obstacles to get better results with fewer federal dollars. day,n all even on a good serving as the secretary for the department of homeland security is a really, really hard job. mr. johnson,or there are few b
of need. all of them, all of us, are indebted to the towering man. i think, in listening to the wonderful memories that have been shared, we get a sense of this man. we recognize his humility. he often attributed much of his sets to good luck. he may have had a point. leader mcconnell told the story about his first race. there were a couple of details that got left out. on the way to olympia to file the paperwork for his first congressional campaign, apparently tom blew out a tire. so he and friends hitchhiked to a service station to get it fixed. as they approached the outskirts of the city, they ran out of gas. so they pushed the car up the hill, coasting into town just before the deadline. tom went on to win the race by a resounding 54 votes. there is no question there may have been some luck of the irish operating when it came to tom foley, as well as incredible stamina. what led him to make history as the first speaker of the house from west of the rockies was not luck. it was his hard work. his deep integrity. and is powerful intellect. as michael so eloquently and movingly stated,
>> thank you very much. thank you to all the witnesses who were here today. some of us believe that we should -- we being the relative committees of jurisdiction -- more on our end. we want to change the fisa law. we do not want to send letters critiquing how you do or don't do your job, and then we only learn about it when more intelligence is disclosed from leakers. i want to know -- and this would also require all denials and modification of fisa orders and any new or changed legal interpretation of fisa. i would like to know from you, and we will start with general alexander, would there be any arm sources and methods of >> i am notchange? familiar with this. not that i know of. least, the way you have described it, giving access to the committee on certain things, it is our intent, any time we see something significant like that, to report it to the committee. it seems to me they have a different window -- a better window -- on what is going on, and anything they see as an issue should be shared with us. so if there need to be changes made, we could do that. mr. cole? >> c
, is to use that funding in the way that you can. i would agree that where you have the flexibility to move as of youryour -- as much administered of funds, including training and conferences into services and benefits were you are making a difference for veterans and families directly. i have 20 plus years in local and state governments and worked as a cabinet secretary. i was clear that my dollars needed to go to seniors and their families. that was an effective use of my time. i also recognize that when we act strictly and narrowly, we can do damage. your staff must be trained and have access to innovative new resources and tools. software new implemented that helps with the backlog and is more effective, you're going to need training at that level. that is not what we are talking about here. and a fan of having trained productive public and private workforce that are doing the best job. i am not going to be your advocate. -- i am not going to be your advocate for spending nearly a million dollars for a conference that had marketing. i recognize there are limitations on how you deal with
fan u ofber car service where you can use your smart phone, order a car, they have gps so they know where you are. they have had a really difficult time in the nation's capital because the taxi companies, the dc taxi commission, stands to lose. it becomes a political fight. you have this innovation that i think is a smart and fun i do it benefits the consumer you have incumbent companies who want to stifle it. this goes back to the whole theory of creative destruction. it used to be their workforces and buggies and that the automobile automobile came along and put them out of business. -- it used to be horses and buggies and the automobile industry came along and put them out of business. now there is a better service. sometimes what liberal policies do is try to prop up and save failing ideas. they do it under the guise of compassion. i think this is a big philosophical and theoretical debate that takes place. when you see republicans voting no and getting bad publicity, what they are really doing is trying to stop things that would prohibit job growth. i agree with the caller. we
, 1964. the beetles had just returned to liverpool after their first u.s. tour. president johnson had recently signed the civil rights act and was on his way to a landslide victory that november. and a 35-year-old tom foley was having lunch in downtown spo can. a gifted lawyer from a prominent local family and trusted aid to scoop jackson. some mentioned to the guys he was eating lunch with he was thinking seriously about running for congress, not this time but the next time around. at which point one of his lynch companions bluntly dismissed the idea out of hand and said you'll never do it. you're like all young people. you think the party is going to come to you with a tiffany tray and an engraved card and say please, we humbly beg you, run for congress. and that isn't the way it happens. people get to congress by wanting to run for congress. you've got excuses this year and you'll have excuses next year and the year after that. well, tom didn't like this little piece of armchair psychology one bit and he was determined to prove them wrong. so he got up from the table and walked ove
lost sight of the ideals that bind us across the 50 states. senator inouye's reason and resolve helped make our country what it is today. for that, we honor him. [applause] dr. daniel kahneman. [applause] daniel kahneman's groundbreaking work earned him a nobel prize in economic sciences for his research developing. after escaping from not the occupied france as a young boy and later joining the israel defense forces, dr. kahneman grew interested in understanding the origins of people's beliefs, combining psychology and economic analysis and working alongside dr. gursky, dr. kahneman used simple experiments to demonstrate how people make decisions under uncertainty circumstances. he forever changed the way to weave your human judgment. [applause] the honorable richard g lugar. [applause] representing the state of indiana for over three decades, richard g lugar put country above party himself to forge bipartisan consensus throughout his time in the senate. he offered effective solutions to our national and international problems, advocating for the control of nuclear arms and other weap
where we agree. i will start with dr. elmendorf. he will give us the long-term economic outlook. i will recognize any member for two minutes or for discussion or to ask a question. people can be recognized more than once if they choose to do so. we intend to adjourn at noon. with that i would like to recognize senator murray before we recognize dr. elmendorf. >> thank you to dr. elmendorf for being here today. nation isze our facing some serious economic challenges. our economy is recovering, but far too slowly. our highest priority has to be making sure we meet our short and medium-term needs, create dr.in the economy, as elmendorf will talk to us about today. this is not easy. our budgets are dramatically different. we agree that we need to step out of our partisan corners and make some compromises and lay down a foundation for some long- term bipartisan agreements. we had a number of discussion since our last meeting regarding the parameters of a potential deal. i have been encouraged i those conversations. they will continue in the days ahead. i hope we will get to a bipartisan
women using sexuality to get ahead? which ou have a gain in upi believe if you count each of the contest and the national contests of beauty contest, it is a single biggest source of scholarship or women in the united states. it is crazy. if they did this for guys, you can bet they would be there. [laughter] game by the rules that exist. we need to change the rules obviously. that we are not responsible for our actions. we are. if we are to stand for anything, it is that we are responsible for our actions. we also need to look at the context. context is everything and what choices there are. is that -- if that is a game that exist, that is again that people will play. >> what is your message for today's young women? big message is, don't listen to me. [laughter] listen to yourself. that is the whole idea. the best thing i can do for young men and is to listen to them. you do not know you have something to say until someone listens to you. each of us has authority and unique talents inside us. people often ask me at this age, who am i passing the torch to? i only say that i am not giving
to you and the contractors, if there is a about thatked sensitive information, if you would let us know and we can take that into executive decision. the chairman was asking about this memo. it was on tuesday, july 16. if you can take a look at tab seven in your document finder, that is a copy of your memo. that you were basically telling people that you wanted to make sure that this website was up and going. further actions after july 16 to get the website up and going? >> it was a constant daily effort. >> it still is, if in -- still is, isn't it? it.o improve >> old like you to take a look at tab one of your document binder. -- i would like you to take a look at tab one of your document binder. this is the document that was given to the washington post yesterday by the majority and simultaneously to the democrats on the committee. this is the document the chairman was asking you about in his opening statement. have you ever seen this document before? >> i haven't. >> you don't really know about what it might have said? >> i believe it is executive level with black you were not part o
certain things of us. continuing education, a renewable of our commitment to that. it is up or out. we are an up or out organization. and so i don't know how it all works inside of your businesses or your occupations. and some of you may actually describe yourself as a profession. but the one thing i would tell you, and it has become apparent to me in my job, you are not a profession just because you say you are. you have to earn it and re-earn it. >> let's do a quick survey. how many ceo's in the audience have military service? >> happy veteran's month. >> what does that look to you? 11, so maybe 10% of the group here. there was a recent study done by the university of texas. let me tell you what is said about ceo's that have military backgrounds. for those of you who don't, there will be waivers outside later on that you can pick up. this is out of the mccombs school of business. firms -- they look at ceo's to have military background and ceo's who didn't. here is what they discovered the differences between the two. ceo's have a military -- with a military experience are less likely
about or focus on. >> thank you for being here. the conventional wisdom used to be that divided government created a space for deliberation, but now has created gridlock. yesterday democrats weakened the filibuster. i'm curious about your thinking in wisconsin, what you think of the filibuster debate in washington. >> i remember and a lot of conservatives remember that were frustrated during the bush presidency times when more was not done. it is always interesting when there are debates like this that videos of opposing party members, from the past and make for interesting discussions out there. i think in general that executives, be it a governor, be it a county executive, or a president, if he or she wants to put people into run portions of their administration among my belief is efforts should begin peopleven as long as are competent and ethical and difference should be given to the chief executive in terms of the appointments they make to executive positions. where i understand why there is a larger concern about judicial appointments is those are much more lasting and they
started talking. [laughter] this is just a great country and you want us to do well. the president has said some things that i wish he hadn't said. he said, if you like your dr., keep it. i joined with andrew. it's not because i am a democrat or republican. i just said, that is fine. let's grandfather in. if you want to get that first? don't you think you ought to let me keep it? from health care policy experts, what send -- senator landry is opposing, some people say could endanger the solvency of the of portable care act -- the affordable care act. >> you think a $95 fine is going to make all these people join and pay monthly or do you think we will say, you take care. give me an incentive to want to be healthy. give me a reason. don't tell me you're going to find me. you've got to pay for your grandmother or your aunt or uncle. there has got to be a way to fix this. don't hunker down and protect yourself full attic late -- yourself politically. >> to the politics of congress, you have both mentioned that your former governors. i think there are 10 or 11 former governors -- >> the go
countries, the u.s. was totally unprepared and george marshall, chief of staff of the army came to president roosevelt and said, we can't do things as we have done in the past. we have to act now and we have to act decisively and you have to do today. so roosevelt went to congress the next week and said the u.s. us build 50,000 airplanes to protect itself. manufacturersne were given projects. ford motor company was given the beach before bomber which was a problematic airplane. it was the newest airplane we had come it was still in development stages and they wanted to mass-produce this airplane. , i'm not just going to build parts come i'm going to build complete airplanes. original what had been pieces and took the original drawings and designed it to within 210,007 inch. a massive press would knock out thousands of these pieces that would then go on to the assembly line and basically unskilled assembly workers who had just a little bit of training could assemble these airplanes. between january and june of 1944, 35% of the bombers bills in the united states were delivered here at low -- a
very much for being with us. you squeaked home. a bit of a close election. you were not quite at the 60% threshold for a wailing. >> i am a republican in new jersey. i am just worried right getting over the finish line. it was gratifying. >> what was striking was to look at the detail of the exit polls. the latino vote, over 25% of the black vote, running against a woman democratic candidate. all in a state where president vote a year% of the ago. a lot of questions about the future of the repugnant party. -- the future of the republican party. how did you do it? >> you do your jobs. i often think people make political leadership to consultative. what people expect you to do is do your job. first and foremost. jersey,s in new republican, democrat, independent, felt as if we had done a job -- our job. second thing, if you want to reach out to constituencies that have not normally voted for your party, you can't go six months before your election. we made a concerted effort from the time i got into office, we only got 30% of the latino vote in 2009. 7% of the african-american vote in 2009
jobs to allow us to integrate and north american energy strategy that makes us energy secure within five years. it is within our grasp. we should have rational not ridiculous regulation of fracking. open up federal lands and waters for drilling in a thoughtful way. we should let market forces a real energy strategy could add an additional one percent growth over the long haul. one percent of additional group --a decade attempt rates great something like 5 billion dollars of recurring tax revenue for government at all levels without raising taxes. it creates a burst of optimism in my mind an opportunity that people will take and perhaps build new coalitions to discard the old way of doing things and build new coalitions for america to begin solving our other problems. the fourth thing i would suggest is that no amount of good policy will matter if we don't focus on a shared believe of strong families and faith as a backbone of any american renewal. [applause] unfortunately, we have a crisis on the family front. the latest census numbers reflect this fact. 42% out of wedlock or thread
she gives back to us and to our children and our grandchildren. they did not serve, fight, sacrifice come a work and in many cases die so their grandchildren could grow up in a country of less. to us a larger and stronger country than that, a country of more, country of more opportunity, country of more freedom and justice, a country we now have the ability to pass the word to our own grandchildren, stronger and better if only we choose to do so. progress is a choice. job creation is a choice. we have followed our president's call to make better choices so we can achieve better results. we have done more, not less, to build a modern and the structure. we have done more, not less to create jobs and those emerging industries. we have done more, not less to improve our children's education and make college more affordable by freezing college tuition for years in a row. jobs.sult is more there's no progress without jobs. last month, we've reached a milestone of having recovered 100% of the jobs we lost in the bush recession. [applause] last year, we achieved the fastest rate of new job g
to a nightclub. i used to think -- inused to worry about going into the white house. but then you find out that it was really the happiest time in my life. but then you find out that it was really the happiest time in my life. >> i used to worry but then i find out they were the happiest years of my life. >> i think that was january. i think here's a case she had a bigger impact as first lady in all sorts of areas we talked about tonight but may not have been the one that people thought about at the time she served. >> transformational first lady. she set the stage for those to follow? how so? >> her generation was abridged between traditional wives and mothers and the post women's liberation of the modern era. would say that's exactly how she was as first lady. and afterwards, much more modern, much more full partners with their husbands and picking a particular policy to work on. >> michael beschloss, book of the jackie kennedy tapes is widely available or you can get the book and listening to her in her own voice. >> wonderful. >> jaclyn kennedy's first lady of the new frontier. thank y
. you are a functioning exchange. and mr.d mr. greenblatt allen's problems. could you please tell us what the future could look like for them and how to solve their very real problems? >> number one, put together and exchange board that is from both sides of the aisle, but, as you say, they care about the people of new jersey. our board -- >> i'm sorry to interrupt you. our governor is very quiet and soft-spoken. he did not participate in the exchanges. we have one of the best local insurance waste knowledge there is and we didn't engage in that. we are way behind you in kentucky. please continue. >> that board being made up of people, even though they were vitriolic against the aca. once they got on the board, they said we have an obligation, a fiduciary to the to the people of new mexico and we are going to make this work very >> right and left coming together. >> right. we have a great chairman, he is also a doctor. we met and we met and we resolve the issues and we hired an excellent ceo and we hired a the previouse private exchange administrator. we knew it would work. >> my tim
would come from without us knowing about them. there was a basically, a process of replicating what might happen in an attack. we learned a great deal from this. the quantum dawn exercise occurred last july. we expect to do it again. the systems held up fairly well. we were reasonably accountable with the fact that the industry is doing a good job at trying to get ready for this type of a threat which we consider to be extraordinary. >> is there anything you think regulators should do on the cybersecurity front? >> i think congress should do something. congress has a responsibility to come up with decent cyber language which creates a proper sharing of information across agencies. this was a problem when i was there. we spent a fair amount of time on this. those were the good old days. that is the way it should be today. just kidding. [laughter] i didn't say that, barbara. breaking down the stovepipes, it is hard. we all know it needs to occur and we need proper sharing and congress has had a couple of good bills that made it all the way through. we need to get something done. >> th
to us and our children and our grandchildren. they did not serve, fight, sacrifice, and in many cases die so their grandchildren to grow up in a country of less. they gave to us a larger and stronger country than that. a country of more. a country of more opportunity. a country of more freedom and more justice, a country we now have the ability to pass forward to our own grandchildren. stronger and better than we received her, if only we choose to do so. progress is a choice. job creation is a choice. in maryland, we have followed our president's call to make better choices so we can achieve better results. we have done more, not less to build a modern infrastructure. we have done more, not less to create new jobs in these emerging new industries. we have done more, not less to improve our children's education and to make college more affordable for more families for years in a row. tuitioneezing college four years in a row. the result? the result? more jobs. there is no progress without jobs. last month we reached the milestone in maryland of having recovered 100% of the jobs we lost
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